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  CBS    9 News Now Sunday at 630pm    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    July 3, 2011
    6:30 - 7:00pm EDT  

in is 9news now. "this broadcast realtime captioned by becky lyon." good evening, i'm matt jablow in tonight for bruce johnson. thank you for joining us. we are tracking somebody ear weather this evening. severe thunderstorms rolling through the dc area right now. anny joining us from the weather center. how long is the weather with us and what does it mean for tomorrow's big holiday? >> we are expecting this to be around the rest of the night. severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight. here is a look at one of our tower cameras. it is pouring. water all over our lens here. in fact, you can hear the thunder rumbling outside our studios here. let's take a look at this severe thunderstorm watch and warning. right now live doppler 9000 shows us that we have got
basically storms around the dc area. we have several in the dc area. let's zoom into show you what some of the storms are doing and where they are at. some holding hail just north of dc, south of silver spring where you see the purple color. that is where there is hail. damaging wind gusts as a possibility and some locally heavy rain which could lead to flash flooding. here are some of the areas that will be impacted. take a look. just in a couple minutes here. mt. pleasant. columbia heights. parkview. 6:32. out to the west some more storms heating out this way and you can see these storms are going to probably produce quite the punch here. let's zoom on in here to around leesburg, front royal.
winchester. basically just east of 81. perciville and upperville being impacted as well. weather computer now. quite a bit of lightening. you can see on doppler radar the storms produced quite a bit of lightening. look at all those lightening bolts tonight. for the rest of the night what can we expect? lows 66 to 74 degrees. again, the severe thunderstorms for dc does continue until 7. take a look at the information on the bottom of our screen. updating this realtime now. fill out a storm report if you do have one for us. log onto we will have more on this and what it means for tomorrow's holiday a little bit later. back to you, matt. >> anny, see you in a few minutes. the nation's capitol marking the anniversary of america's independence.
skies will be bursting with pyrotechnique. josh groban and from "glee" matt morris. keeping things rocking and tonight's stars will be dancing. strutting their stuff on the capitol 4th stage. you saw them dancing. a lot of shaking going on. >> we threw that one together. >> came together in 2 minutes. >> that looked pretty good. >> thank you. >> way to make us all feel inadequate. in 2 minutes. i understand you have got some real special things going on later. can you give us a hint?
beauty and beast. >> it is beauty and beast anniversary. so we are doing a ramba. >> it will be really beautiful. a latin thing going on. jordan sparks will be singing. >> reporter: that's the dress rehearsal 8 to 10:30 and the real deal is tomorrow. back to you. >> the fireworks show will begin at 20 after 9 p.m. tomorrow night and should last exactly 17 minutes. here now a few more things you need to know. no alcohol allowed on the national mall. also, glass bottles and tents have to stay home. best way is probably by public transportation and make sure to get their early so you can get a good spot to watch the show. we have a full list of july 4th activities including all the dos and don'ts for those of
you heading down to the mall on our website to florida now where lawyers are wrapping up their closing arguments in the casey anthony. the fate of the accused will soon be in the hands of the jury. >> reporter: casey anthony to bed as the prosecution hammered ohm its theory that she killed the 2-year-old caylee because she did not want to be a mom. >> she chose to sacrifice her child to live the life she wanted. >> reporter: the prosecution's closing arguments detailed for the jury how the 25-year-old lied and partied with her new boyfriend for a month following caylee's death. the state argued the duct tape found on caylee's skull prove it was premeditated murder. >> we can only hope that the chloroform was used before the tape was applied so that caylee
went peacefully. >> reporter: the defense was dealt a huge blow when the judge ruled they couldn't mention that anthony was ever molested because it hadn't been proven. the alleged abuse had been -- been an explanation for her bizarre behavior. >> reporter: the defense attorney admitted his client is extremely flawed but argued the prosecution had no -- had not proved its case. >> i don't think anybody can justify their actions but they do not constitute murder. >> reporter: he pointed the finger at casey anthony's dad and suggested he covered up an accidental drowning but the attorney's emotions ran so high. >> this laughing guy right here. >> reporter: the judge stopped the court and said stop the insults or you will be held in contempt. the jury will begin deliberating on monday. >> if anthony is found guilty of first-degree murder she will get life in prison and could
face the death penalty. in other news tonight a man is beaten to death at his gaithersburg home. police say 28-year-old justin carter and an acquaintance began fighting on a back deck at a family gathering. it happened just before 11 p.m. last night. carter was taken to the hospital where he later died. a 24-year-old is now charged with second-degree murder. this weekend is one of the busiest boating time. it is a time when the coastguard beefs up patrols and it is a good time for boaters to review safety rules. >> a boat like this is capable of doing just about 50 miles an hour. >> reporter: a boating pro for sure. driving these puppies since he was 16. >> this marina wasn't here. >> reporter: when he bought the boat at the marina he was happy
to take the courses offered. >> a maintenance class. and one is to go underneath the bridge they require you to have a coastguard license. >> we will not sell a boat. >> reporter: owning the marina saying the water demo is designed specifically for this area. >> a lot of it is known in the water here there are dangerous parts in the water and you have to really read charts and maps to know where the rocks are and branches sticking up. >> reporter: but on weekends like the 4th of july a greater danger is alcohol. it ised leading contributing factor in recreational boat fatalities. most of the deaths are drownings and most of the victims are not wearing life jackets. >> i have 11 life preservers. there is a fire extinguisher system. >> reporter: items the coastguard will check. >> last week they had police doing sobriety checks stopping each boat coming this way.
>> reporter: something he never worries about because he never carries alcohol on board. >> i'm not saying i'm against it personally i don't drink that much so i don't bring it. i want to make sure i'm sober. >> reporter: but it doesn't change his caution awareness level. he says he is obviously not the only boat operator out here. britany morehouse, 9news now. >> in 2010 there were almost 5000 recreational boating accidents nationwide. 672 of them were fatal. most of those deaths happened on boats where the operator had never taken a safety course. still ahead on 9news now. america is in danger of getting in trouble with some big time creditors but neither side is budging on their ideas on the debt ceiling. why one senator is pointing to the mid-term election that will prove his party's idea will be the best one. we will show you the latest
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some good news tonight for firefighters battling that wildfire near los alamos, new mexico. a bit of rain has been a big help enough to allow 10,000 residents to return home for the first time in a week. news isn't all good. wildfires still threatening several sites considered sacred
by native american tribes. it is close to what is considered the birth place of san peblos. john mccain pointing to a shallaking. >> they don't want to compromise. they want us to balance the budget. they don't think that they need their taxes raised. >> a debt limit deal needs to be reached by july 22nd to get it through congress in time. if not the government will default on its loans for the first time in history. coming up on 9news now. our neighbors to the north continue their love affair with britain's favorite couple. the latest on will and kate's visit across the pond. this just in. the national mall evacuated because of the severe storms
going through the area. the entire dc metro area is under a severe thunderstorm warning. storms taking place have been extended many of them until 7:45 p.m. tonight. when we come back we will talk about how long the storms will stick around for. ñ8
britain's favorite royal couple continue their north american tour today. prince william and his bride spent the night on a canadian warship from montreal to quebec this morning joining sailors for a sunday morning church service. their nine-day canadian tour includes seven cities and four provinces and one territory. the royals head to california on july 8th. anny hong is joining us now. awfully busy day. >> a lot of severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for dc,
montgomery. until 7:45 p.m. tonight. the severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight for the entire area but where you see darker yellow that's the severe thunderstorm warnings. let me list what areas are being impacted right now. we have got the district of columbia severe thunderstorm warning until 7:45 p.m. maryland until 7:45 p.m. calvert county until 7:45 p.m. montgomery county. prince george's. arlington also. until 7:45 p.m. also, let's put this out farther. loudounn. prince william. shenandoah. 7:45 p.m. tonight. i'll zoom into some of the cells. locally heavy rain which could
produce some damaging and dangerous flash flooding and also some hail associated with some of these storms generally heading to the southwest where right now you can see just south of national forest and morningside are seeing severe storms going through and so looks like these storms will continue to the next hour or so. all right. let's take a look at the current temperatures where right now it is pretty humid out there. and it has been warning up to the 90s earlier but right now 72 in downtown. 88 for manassas. 79 in leesburg. 86 degrees for andrews air force base. the dew points. you did feel it today. into that mid-60s right now but 70s in gaithersburg, 70 in winchester. couple days ago they were in the 40s and 50s. so a stormy sunday today. severe thunderstorm watch until midnight. downpours leading to dangerous flash flooding threats. damaging wind and hail. july 4th chance for isolated thunderstorm. what this model thinks will happen. 8 p.m.
still some showers going through. some thunderstorms as well. by 11 p.m. a lot of it should be done so i think by then it will be much quieter. tomorrow morning, mostly cloudy conditions to start the day. i think for the most part not as stormy though. the threat here to the south of us may be some showers. again, chance for some isolated storms tomorrow afternoon and evening but they will be isolated in nature and so i think for the fireworks for the most part things are looking pretty good but a slight chance you may see a bit of wet weather. showers and thunderstorm. some heavy or severe. lows tonight around downtown near mid-70s. a warm night for some folks out there. okay. so let's take a look at our forecast for tomorrow morning. partly to mostly sunny and mile. temperatures in the 70s in the afternoon. partly to mostly sunny. warm and human. isolated storm is possible. okay, here is your seven-day outlook. still in the lower 90s for tuesday. a chance for some showers and thunderstorms as well as you're heading back to work.
temperature wise not bad. upper 80s, lower 90s. and a chance for some unsettled weather for the rest of the week. tomorrow's fireworks don't make major changes or adjustments because the threat by 9 p.m. should be very minimal. >> let's hope mother nature gets the rain out of its system tonight and not tomorrow. >> not tomorrow. >> nats not playing well today. there will be one guy that is happy today. the 2011 all-star teams announced. one nationals player made the team. same boat for the orioles. who got the honors for both teams coming up. a champion dethroned. those stories and more coming up next in sports.
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new number 1 in the world taking over the top spot from rafael nadal just for making it to the finals. on the court though his speed and precision helped him beat the defending champ and win his first grand slam title at the all-england club. nadal taking on someone other than roger federer. first set, off to a good start with a strong forehand. he goes up two sets to none and was in control. third set though. nadal trying to get back on the match. he scores the easy forehand winner here and on set point. novak just too strong. he wins his first wimbledon. at&t national. will be back here next year. k.j. choi trying to make a move. he misses the bogey putt here at 15 drops back two shots.
on 18 nick watney wins the 2011 at&t national. like i said next year it will be back at congressional. >> and it will be good to have it back. let's hope for good weather during the tournament next year and tomorrow on july 4th. >> things looking a little bit better. still have several severe thunderstorm warnings including the dc area, fairfax, loudoun until 7:45 p.m. tonight and then lower 90s for tomorrow for your 4th of july holiday. >> thank you for watching. "60 minutes" is next. we will see you back here at 11 p.m. captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: i have fallen in love with making bird houses.
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